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7.15 Apna Hi Ghar Samaj hiye, for Asian listeners BBC Birmingham long wave only
7.45 Bells: long wave only
7.50 The Shape of God
THE REV BARRIE ALLCOTT considers Jesus' confrontation with the Pharisees: John 8, vv 46-59 long wave only
7.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Ghar Samaj

Richard BRIERS appeals on behalf of Outset which identifies and helps handicapped people through its locally based volunteer community work projects. Donations to:
[address removed]long wave only
8.55 Weather; programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Richard Briers
Unknown:
Richard Briers

Regional Variations (2)

Letter from America by Alistair Cooke

Illinois crucial in presidential race

Duration: 14 minutes

on BBC Radio 4 FM

Available for over a year

Why the Illinois 'beauty contest' is so important to those aiming for the White House in a presidential election year. Show more

from the Parish Church of St Michael and All Angels, Southwick. near Brighton. The last in a series of broadcasts during Lent on the theme of work. The Work of Christ Officiant
THE REV FRANK MITCHINSON Preacher THE VERY REV ROBERT HOLTBY , Dean of Chichester
Readings: Hebrews 9. vv 11-15; Mark 10. vv 32-45
Hymns: Tell out my soul (HHFT 89); There is a green hill (AMR 214); My song is love unknown (AMR 102)
Anthem: Passion Chorale (Bach)
Organist ANGELA BROCKEN BBC Bristol long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Frank Mitchinson
Unknown:
Robert Holtby

Introduced by Sandra Clark France blocks us politically, refuses to buy our lamb or apples. doesn't appear to like us much. yet we queue to cross the Channel and revel in all things French. Marghanila Laski and Jenny Greene. Editor of Homes and Gardens, discuss the ambivalent feelings of the British for the French.

Contributors

Introduced By:
Sandra Clark France

Fit the fifth: all is resolved, evervone lives happily ever after and pigs fly.
Radiophonic sound and music by PADDY KINGSLAND Technical assistance from ALICK HALE-MONRO , LISA BRAUN andCOLIN DUFF
Written by DOUGLAS ADAMS Producer GEOFFREY PERKINS
(Stephen Moore is a National Theatre player)

Contributors

Music By:
Paddy Kingsland
Unknown:
Alick Hale-Monro
Unknown:
Lisa Braun
Unknown:
Colin Duff
Written By:
Douglas Adams
Producer:
Geoffrey Perkins
Unknown:
Stephen Moore
The Book:
Peter Jones
Arthur Dent:
Simon Jones
Ford Prefect:
Geoffrey McGivern
Zaphod-Beeblebrox:
Mark Wing-Davey
The Allitnils:
David Tate
Marvin/Man in the Shack:
Stephen Moore
The Lintillas/ The Stewardess:
Rula Lenska
Poodoo:
Ken Campbell
Zarniwoop/The Autopilot:
Jonathan Pryce

Your responses and reactions to programmes on radio and television.
Presented by Tom Vernon Producer JENNY DE YONG
Comments to: Feedback, BBC. Broadcasting House, London W1A 4WW
1.55 Shipping forecast long rare only

Contributors

Presented By:
Tom Vernon
Producer:
Jenny de Yong

visits Dorset where members of the Beaminster and District Gardens and Allotments Society put their questions to: GEOFFREY SMITH
BILL SOWERBUTTS and PROFESSOR ALAN GEMMELL Questionmaster KEN FORD BBC Manchester
(Repeated: Wed 10.5 am) long wave only
(Geoffrey Smith begins n new series of Down the Garden Path on Tuesday 1 April)

Contributors

Unknown:
Geoffrey Smith
Unknown:
Bill Sowerbutts
Unknown:
Professor Alan Gemmell
Unknown:
Questionmaster Ken
Unknown:
Geoffrey Smith

' ... I've become the sort of working-class moron I once despised, but then I was different ... every evening some meeting to attend ... I was writing for two newspapers under the pseudonym Pari Passu ... The Times did a centre-piece headed " Who is Pari Passu? ". Listen to me, matey, I'm not down, not by a long shot: Ed Starky will never be down.'
Directed by BERNARD KRICHEFSKI long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Ed Starky
Directed By:
Bernard Krichefski
Ed Starky:
Bill Paterson
in Who is:
Pari Passu?
by ALLAN:
Berrie, With
Fr Rory:
Kevin Flood
Kit O'Leary:
Alan Barry
Val Starky:
Carole Haymam
Neury:
Dexter Fletcher
Reporter/musician:
John Bull
Reporter/Counter clerk:
Adrian Egan
Henry:
Shaw Peterbaldwin
Unemployed man:
Bill Ward
Ed's mother:
Christine Edmonds
Ed's father:
Joe Dunlop
Desmond Cooper:
Alaric Cotter
Au pair:
Gilly Gratham
Headmaster:
John Gabriel
Ewa Cooper:
Eva Haddon
Dorothea:
Sophie Ward
Dolores:
Heather Tobias
Dr Hare:
Rod Beacham

A review of the antiques and fine arts market, introduced by Bruce Parker , with a look at price trends in Jeremy Cooper 's Saleroom Report
Producer SARAH PITT BBC Bristol long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Bruce Parker
Unknown:
Jeremy Cooper
Producer:
Sarah Pitt

This year is the 850th anniversary of St Mary and St Bartholomew's Church, Hampton-in-Arden, and this is one of the reasons why Brian Johnston is visiting this village in the West Midlands.
Producer ANTHONY SMITH BBC Bristol
(Repeated: Tuesl2.20 pm) long wave only
5.50 Shipping forecast long wave only
5.55 Weather: programme news: long wave only

Contributors

Unknown:
Brian Johnston
Producer:
Anthony Smith

' A few hours later, my mother returned. And it was a miracle because nobody returned. And my mother said it was Wallenberg.'
There were lots of decent people, who were more than bystanders, who tried to hide people and to rescue them. But what Raoul Wallenberg did was to confront the Nazis face to face and to retrieve people who were already in their clutches. This was totally unheard of.' Is the Swedish diplomat who saved thousands of Hungarian Jews during the last year of the War still alive in a Soviet prison despite Russia's denial of his existence? David Wheeler talks to the hero's family and colleagues, the survivors and campaigners, and argues that Wallenberg, now 67, is still awaiting release from arrest without charges 35 years ago.

Contributors

Presenter:
David Wheeler
Producer:
Louise Purslow

by V. S. PRITCHETT
' She liked to say it was " inconvenient " on the general ground that a lady should appear to complain beautifully when doing a kindness to someone outside her own class; lately she had been keeping an afternoon for a rather quaint person, a young man called Sidney.' In a reading related to the preceding Bookshelf programme, Brenda Kaye reads from Sir Victor Pritchett 's latest collection of short stories. Producer BRIAN COOK

Contributors

Unknown:
V. S. Pritchett
Unknown:
Brenda Kaye
Unknown:
Sir Victor Pritchett
Producer:
Brian Cook

SCHOLA POLYPHONICA director HENRY WAlSHINGTON
Palestrina Kyrie (Missa Papae Marcelli)
Super flumina Babylonis Sicut cervus desiderat Laudate Dominum
Agnus Dei II (Missa Brevis) Ta es Petrus
(First broadcast on R3)

Contributors

Director:
Henry Walshington
Unknown:
Palestrina Kyrie
Unknown:
Babylonis Sicut

A series of talks for Lent 5: From Africa
'Africa has taught me,' says Dr Colin Morris , former President of the Church in Zambia, ' that the Kingdom of God is not for the conventionally good, but for the utterly desperate.'
Questions for discussion after the programme:
1: It is estimated that by the year 2000 there will be more Christians in Africa than in the whole of the rest of the world. Why?
2: The Christian Gospel was first preached to an agricultural community. Does this explain why it seems to strike home to the African people much more effectively than to the industrialised Westerner?
3: Can Christianity be described as a world faith? Introduced by Colin Semper

Contributors

Unknown:
Dr Colin Morris
Introduced By:
Colin Semper

Special edition
The Temples are Saved
Twenty years ago the ancient temples and monuments of Abu Simbel in Upper Egypt were threatened by the waters of the Aswan High Dam. After massive financial contributions and technical expertise from many countries of the world the temples have now been saved. A few days ago a ceremony on the Island of Philae marked the end of this unprecedented enterprise. Presented by Malcolm Billings
ProducerROY HAYWARD BBC Bristol

Contributors

Presented By:
Malcolm Billings
Producer:
Roy Hayward

In ten programmes Colin Semper explores the thinking of those who have claimed a special knowledge of the divine. 9: Jacob Boehme
'Since you desire me to tell you how to forsake your own perverse creaturely will, I must assure you that there is but one way to do it. which is narrow and straight, and will be very hard and irksome to you at the beginning, 'but afterwards you will walk upon it cheerfully,' Written by PENELOPE WALLACE
Producer CRISPIAN HOLLIS

Contributors

Unknown:
Colin Semper
Unknown:
Jacob Boehme
Written By:
Penelope Wallace
Producer:
Crispian Hollis

Kenyon Emrys-Roberts chooses one of his favourite pieces by Vaughan Williams - the Fantasia on a theme of Thomas Tallis.
Producer PATRICK LAMBERT gramophone records (Rpf)

Contributors

Unknown:
Thomas Tallis.
Producer:
Patrick Lambert

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